Spider-Man: No Way Home becomes fourth highest grossing movie of all time

Spider-Man: No Way Home has made history after becoming one of the highest grossing movies after being released in theatres in December.

Those in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may have forgotten who Peter Parker is — but we certainly haven’t. On Monday January 17, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Spider-Man: No Way Home became the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. The action movie reportedly surpassed Black Panther to finish the day with $702.6 million in ticket sales.

Tom Holland’s third headline outing as the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is among only five films to earn $700 million or more domestically after Black Panther ($700.4 million), fantasy movie Avatar ($760.5 million), MCU Phase 3 finale Avengers: Endgame ($858.4 million),and sci-fi movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million).

According to The Hollywood Reporter, No Way Home — which saw the return of an array of classic Spider-Man villains — is currently eighth on the all-time list of top-grossing films worldwide. As of Monday, it approximately has north of $1.63 billion in revenue globally. Below, as provided by The Hollywood Reporter, is a list of the ten highest-grossing films at the US box office. 

Please note that these figures have not been adjusted for inflation. 

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens — $936.7 million
  2. Avengers: Endgame — $858.5 million
  3. Avatar — $760.5 million
  4. Spider-Man: No Way Home — $702.7 million
  5. Black Panther — $700.4 million
  6. Avengers: Infinity War — $678.8 million
  7. Titanic — $659.4 million
  8. Jurassic World — $652.4 million
  9. The Avengers — $623.4 million
  10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi — $620.2 million

Reportedly, due to a large number of men in the 18-34 age bracket watching the movie in theatres, No Way Home is the first blockbuster to hit pre-pandemic-level numbers. Social distancing measures and lockdown restrictions meant that a lot of would-be theatrical releases were limited to streaming services instead, however, No Way Home opened just in cinemas. 

Spider-Man: No Way Home is still in theatres. For those desperate to see more pictures of Spider-Man on the big screen once again, you don’t have long to wait. Spider-Man, Across the Spider-Verse (Part One),the animated sequel to 2018’s Into the Spider-Verse, is set to hit theatres on 7 October 2022.